Friday, 3 September 2010

Book Hop and Follow Friday.........!

A Very Big Welcome
Welcome to any visitors who got here through the weekly Book Hop (a Book Party) organised by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books or Follow A Book Blog Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View so that book bloggers can share their blog with other book lovers and also find new blogs to 'follow.' To get involved all you have to do is post your blog link at the bottom of the 'linky list' on Crazy For Books and/or Parajunkee's View, answer the weekly question (for the hop) on your blog and get hopping around and following all the blogs!

Although I did another post earlier about it, I want to say thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by or commented on my blog during the hop, I've found some brilliant blogs and book lovers and I couldn't have done that without your help. I am planning a giveaway soon, which may be for 150 followers now that I have more than 100 so stay tuned!

This weeks Book Hop question is: Do you judge a book by its cover?

My answer: However much we would all like to say that we don't judge a book by its cover, there are occasions when I DO this. The cover is often the first thing and only thing you see when you are browing through book lists on the internet and I'm more likely to click on a book to find out more about it if the cover is striking or jumps out at me. However, if I have heard a lot of good things about a book or have stumbled upon it and like the sound of the synopsis, I wouldn't dismiss it if the cover isn't for me. Also, a few years ago I used to go shopping in a lovely old second hand bookshop to buy Enid Blyton books and often the covers would be very dated or harback books would have lost their paper cover so I had to rely mostly on the blurbs of the books to choose which one to buy. One thing that I find irritating about covers is that authors have no say in their design and this often leads to inconsistencies such as the ginger protagonist having dark brown hair on the cover. Covers are definitley important to me but they are certainly not the only thing that influence my reading choices !

New posts this week, take a look:

100 Followers Thankyou post!
Bookshelf Love
Book review: The Other Countess by Eve Edwards
Waiting on Wednesday: The Contagion by Johanne Dahme
Character Connection: Sophia Stanton Lacey (from The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer)

Coming soon: Insight to my bookshelf

I am currently reading: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I hope that you enjoy taking a look round my blog and. I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to drop me a comment! If you like my blog, please follow, I'd really appreciate it and don't forget to leave a link to your blog in a comment so I can check it out :D

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Stephanie <3


  1. I love those old-fashioned covers in second-hand bookshops - they make me much more likely to buy the book. I agree that covers are important, and a good cover will definitely catch my eye.


  2. Hey, stopping by from The Hop! I'm a new follower :)

    Hope you can sto by for a visit, I've got a giveaway going on right now!

    Have a great Friday!

  3. Hi :) I agree. When you're scanning shelves or the internet for books, it's the cover that catches your eye and for me somtimes determines whether I look a little closer.
    Hope you have a great weekend !!
    Hope you Hop by my site

  4. Hi! Just found you through the Hop and I am so glad I did so! I love your blog, I'm your newest follower. Your posts are pretty interesting :)
    Feel free to check my blog out in your spare time,

    Ms. C

  5. Dropping by via the hop. :) I'm also a new follower. Hope you can drop by Cladestine Sanctuary Have great weekend.

  6. Hi! I found you through the hop and I'm now following you. I can see that we review the same genre of books! Looking forward to reading your reviews!

    If you want you can visit my blog. Have a nice day!

    Fragments of Life

  7. Hi, Found your blog via the Hop , Love the site and I too love reading all genres inc. historical - am reading Royal Blood by Rona Sharon its about the Tudors

  8. Hi there!

    Just hopping over via hop! I love your blog design it's so pretty! I'm sure to stop over some other time! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Til next time,
    Lisa (Badass Bookie) xx

  9. Stopping by via the hop...I think it depends - there's a place and time when book covers come into play as to if I will read the book.

    Happy Friday!
    Always With a Book

  10. Just stopping by from the hop! I'm a new follower. ;-)


  11. Thanks for hopping by! And for the nice compliments on my blog. You have a cute blog yourself! I look forward to reading more of it!

  12. I agree with the comment about how little author's actually get to say about the cover. Sometimes it is just a little thing that is off but other times you wonder if the artist even read the book description!

  13. I'm getting ready to read Pride and Prejudice for the first time! I can't believe it has taken me this long.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it. I enjoyed checking out yours as well. Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. Hopping through. P&P is my favorite Jane Austen. You should check out the Annotated Pride and Prejudice. It's really great.
    My Hop

  16. Oooh your reading Pride and Prejudice. That's my favorite novel.
    Following you now :)

  17. (\___/)

    Hello, found you at The Hop.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new.
    I'm #177, Just stopped by to wish you a great weekend and check out your blog.
    This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 2.

  18. Hey Stephanie!

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog!

    Like you said, I think we all judge books by their covers occasionally!

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Hi! I am a new follower. There are many times when I judge a book by its cover and when I read a book with a *ahem* ugly cover and it's awesome I can be surprised. Like the Hunger Games for instance. Great book, boring cover. I know it's wrong but yet I do it.

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Stephanie! I'm already a follower of yours. :)

  21. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting/following, it always makes my weekend!
    It's so nice to see how everyone answers the question of the week and discusses it.
    Now I'm off to check out all your blogs, it may take me a while but I will do it :D

    I hope to hear from you again in the hop x

  22. Hi there! I'm a new follower hopping by! I agree that the cover usually hooks my attention first, and then pulls me in for a better look.
    Have a great weekend!

  23. I know im late with this. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. this is my first hop. Great site! This is so much fun. I will participate more. Come visit me at


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